Tag: Herbert Diess

Dec 9, 2021 - 05:05 pm

VW concludes planning round – Diess stays

Volkswagen has decided to further electrify its European locations as part of its new planning round. 89 billion euros will be invested in future technologies such as electromobility and digitalisation alone over the next five years.

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Dec 8, 2021 - 01:33 pm

Ralf Brandstätter rumoured to take over VW in China

According to a media report, VW brand manager Ralf Brandstätter is to become the Volkswagen group’s new board member for China, replacing group CEO Herbert Diess in this post. Brandstätter would thus still join the group’s board of management, albeit in a different capacity than previously suspected.

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Dec 7, 2021 - 01:09 pm

Power struggle at VW leaves Diess with less control

A solution is emerging in the power struggle at Volkswagen. According to insiders, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess can continue to lead the Wolfsburg group, but he will have to relinquish power. The solution apparently foresees, among other things, that VW brand manager Ralf Brandstätter will be promoted to the group’s board of management.

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Nov 25, 2021 - 10:58 am

Diess future still unclear at Volkswagen

The power struggle in Wolfsburg has apparently still not been resolved. According to an article in German media, the supervisory board has not yet decided whether or not to dismiss their CEO Herbert Diess, who has been under fire from upper management. As it currently stands, Diess is not supposed to be involved in important […]

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Nov 4, 2021 - 11:49 am

Works council conflict at VW continues to escalate

According to media reports, the VW works council has issued a vote of no confidence in Herbert Diess. A mediation committee has now been set up in the supervisory board. The dispute is about possible massive job cuts – but also about the role of the individual plants in the transition to electric mobility.

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Oct 27, 2021 - 11:08 am

Diess gives a Ionity a pat of approval

After Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess had a bad experience with Ionity’s charging network a few months ago and made his anger known on LinkedIn, Ionity should be happy about Diess’ latest post: This time his charging experience at the German network was far improved.

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Oct 21, 2021 - 11:41 am

VW Trinity EV to get extra production hall in Wolfsburg?

According to a media report, Volkswagen is considering building an entirely new production hall at its main plant in Wolfsburg to manufacture the future electric flagship Trinity there. However, the development of the model already appears around a year behind schedule.

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Oct 19, 2021 - 11:06 am

CEO frenemies up to shenanigans

Herbert Diess and Elon Musk are always good for little stunts. For example, at a recent conference of 200 high-ranking Volkswagen Group managers, Elon Musk was suddenly dialled in via video conference and explained his management style for Tesla.

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Aug 8, 2021 - 04:00 pm

VW CEO Diess negatively charged by Ionity

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess apparently ended up negatively supercharged after a bad experience with the Ionity charging network in which VW has a 20 per cent stake. “This is anything but a premium charging experience, IONITY!” ranted Diess on LinkedIn.

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Jul 10, 2021 - 04:47 pm

Herbert Diess contract extended until 2025

Herbert Diess will remain Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group until October 2025. On Friday, the supervisory board approved an extension of his contract, which previously ran until April 2023.

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Dec 2, 2020 - 02:59 pm

eMobility boss Thomas Ulbrich to leave Volkswagen

While VW Group CEO Herbert Diess’ requested early contract renewal is still not clarified, another top executive Volkswagen is making a big change: eMobility board member Thomas Ulbrich is leaving the Group next year. The reasons for the move are being hotly discussed in the German media with different theses.

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Nov 30, 2020 - 03:44 pm

VW boss again crosses hairs with the works council

Only a few months after the last major conflict with employee representatives at the Volkswagen works council, which ended in the loss of the post as head of the brand, VW CEO Herbert Diess has apparently found trouble again. Apparently, the development could even result in a “short-term replacement” for Diess.

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Sep 7, 2020 - 11:16 am

When Musk meets Diess

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a surprising stopover in Braunschweig at the end of his visit to Germany, which lasted several days, and met with Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess.

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Jun 8, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Volkswagen to tighten savings plan

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has massively tightened the group’s austerity measures in the Corona crisis and made some choice words internally regarding electrification. Diess’ goal: E-mobility must not remain a subsidy business.

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Jan 28, 2020 - 02:39 pm

VW boss Herbert Diess gets frank about CO2

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has delivered a seminal speech, depending action will follow. Essentially, the head of the major carmaker asks for binding environmental agreements across the EU, including charging networks and a higher price on carbon emissions.

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Mar 21, 2019 - 01:17 pm

‘Das Auto’ is to be battery-electric

During a call, executives of VW, BMW and Daimler have agreed on a common approach towards electric mobility following Volkswagen’s recent demand for technological clarity. Insiders report the trio being in agreement that the near future belongs to battery-electric vehicles.

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Mar 5, 2019 - 01:24 pm

VW opens dedicated EV platform MEB to external firms

VW confirms that the MEB platform is open to outsiders and has already announced a first partnership with the EV startup e.Go Mobile from Aachen. Meanwhile, pictures of the ID. Buggy have made it onto the network after the debut night in Geneva.

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Dec 18, 2018 - 04:16 pm

EU agrees on 37.5% CO2 reduction for cars by 2030

EU negotiators finally agreed on CO2 emission rules for cars and vans and the deal is a true compromise. CO2 emissions from new cars will have to decrease by 37.5% by 2030 and 31% for vans, which is slightly above the expected 35%. Yet, punitive measures connected to the number of plug-ins sold, otherwise typical […]

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May 8, 2018 - 02:37 pm

VW secures battery cells from array of Asian suppliers

Volkswagen has ordered batteries worth 40 billion euros or almost 50 billion dollars, which is what Tesla is worth at the stock market to date. For VW, this means they have doubled the order volume in just a month and are now ready for the Roadmap E.

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May 1, 2018 - 04:17 pm

VW considering in-house battery cell production

Following the change in leadership, VW under Herbert Diess is considering producing their own battery cells, according to German media reports. The company is analyzing “all options, including in-house production, Joint Ventures or the purchasing of other companies competencies”, said a spokesperson.

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Apr 14, 2018 - 03:31 pm

What VW’s change of the guard means for e-mobility

It’s confirmed, ex-BMW manager Dr Herbert Diess is taking over from Matthias Müller, and this sets things in motion. New brand groups are being introduced and the UV unit will be open for public investment. Interestingly, Diess will also head R&D. Editor-in-Chief, Peter Schwierz comments.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/07/23/diess-to-leave-vw-in-september-with-blume-set-to-take-over/
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